October 16, 2008

Iomega Launches Advanced Network Storage Appliance

Iomega, an EMC company and a provider of data protection solutions, has launched its StorCenter ix2, an advanced network storage appliance for small businesses and the home.

The company claims that with just four mouse clicks, users can configure up to two terabytes of storage and advanced information management, protection and sharing software that can be connected to multiple devices, including wirelessly with Bluetooth, to manage their ever-increasing digital world.

The Iomega StorCenter ix2 operates EMC's LifeLine software, a fully developed Linux operating environment and suite of applications that incorporate EMC storage technologies with the capability of adding new storage management features in the future. For business users, the StorCenter ix2 network storage appliance delivers new features and applications to boost office productivity, said Iomega.

In addition to speed, centralized storage capacity and the onboard security to protect all the files on a network, the ix2 delivers optional Bluetooth connectivity, which allows users to send pictures, files and address book contacts directly from cell phones to the StorCenter ix2 for network sharing and data protection; as well as a digital video surveillance capability using a compatible Axis video surveillance camera for inexpensive real-time viewing and recording of activity inside or outside the office, added Iomega.